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Posted on: Monday, 19 July 2010

Rasondale Farm Stall

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Rasondale Farm Stall

Rasondale Farm Stall

We drove back from Knysna on Monday and en route heard from our mortgage broker that our mortgage had been approved.  My husband already owns two properties but it’s a first time house purchase for me so understandably I was pretty excited!

Being sans a bottle of decent bubbly on our road trip we hooked a right at a road side cafe and treated ourselves to a pot of tea and a scone – we shared the scone; after all we have a mortgage to pay off!

What a find Rasondale Farm Stall is; situated on the N2 somewhere between the Breede River and Riviersonderend (actually following further Google research Rasondale is located in Swellendam) it’s a welcome oasis on the 500km trip between Knysna and Cape Town

We had made a determined effort to not stop at garages and fill our bellies with Wimpy fare and Rasondale was a perfect tea time stop.  A small ‘farm stall ‘ type shop is situated at the entrance of the building selling magazines, jars of jams, bags of ground flour and other standard road side bits.

The restaurant itself is substantial with a number of tables filling the inside of the building.  It was a beautiful day though and with tables outside we thought we would take advantage and enjoy the sunshine and gorgeous mountain views.  I ordered a pot of tea (two normal tea bags and one Earl Grey bag!) and an enormous scone to share.  Both the tea and the scone were very tasty and the perfect mortgage celebration!

Rasondale Farm Stall

The couple sitting at the table next to us ordered a burger and toasted sandwich; both of which looked like they had been made with a country hand!

Rasondale also had a small play area for children and large lawns – perfect for car weary little ones to stretch their legs.

Rasondale Farm Stall: Telephone +27 (0)28 512-3383

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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